A SCOTTISH whisky distiller has announced it is opening a new luxury guest house later this year.

Chivas Brothers is to extend its visitor centre experiences with the opening of its first guest house, Linn House (below), this November.

The Victorian manor, located in Keith on the banks of the River Isla, will invite whisky lovers and explorers alike to enjoy a countryside getaway with traditional Scottish hospitality,  access to a permanent whisky library and fine dining prepared by a resident chef.

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Head of brand advocacy and prestige acceleration at Chivas Brothers Jacques-Henri Brive said: “Linn House represents an opportunity for us to encourage global consumers to connect with the region in which many of our iconic whiskies are made.

“Just as a luxury fashion brand has an atelier, or a boutique perfumer has its by-invitation salon, the heart of our whiskies lie here in Scotland.

“As demand for whisky expands around the world, more consumers are intrigued to discover and explore our heritage.

“Linn House is an extension of our brand homes, affording anyone who visits the luxury of time – to rest, to indulge and to enjoy all that the region has to offer.

“It is our ambition that Linn House becomes a destination hospitality offering here in Speyside.”

With origins dating back to 1870, the building, designed by Scot Robert Kynoch-Shand, has been renovated and is available to reserve in blocks of either six or 12 bedrooms.

Both options offer sole occupancy of the house and exclusive use of all the facilities.

The carefully curated whisky library boasts a selection from the Chivas Brothers portfolio including Single Malt whiskies from The Glenlivet, Aberlour and Scapa, as well as blended whiskies from Chivas Regal, Royale Salute and Ballantine’s.

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Each reservation incorporates a unique culinary experience prepared by Linn House’s resident chef, who uses fresh, locally sourced produce to create feasts for guests, including traditional Scottish dinners with an address to the haggis.

Accommodating up to 12 guests in six rooms, the retreat is available at £9600. 

Full house reservations grant guests access to all 12 rooms and accommodates up to 24 guests for £19,200.

Both include a two night stay with breakfast and three course seasonal and/or Scottish dinner with wine selection, an ‘exploration’ drink package and a bottle of Linn House Reserve whisky for each guest.